[Tagging] url vs. website

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Wed Nov 3 18:59:05 GMT 2010

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> The mapfeatures declare that url should not be used and website should
> be used instead. Is this a common agreement? I find url used 3,5 times
> more often (260 000) then website (66 800) in the database.

"website" is intended for "the official website for a feature".

"url" was never as clearly defined and is therefore used for lots of
different stuff, including Wikipedia links, photographs and internal
(= intended for other mappers) documentation.

Therefore, "website" does *not* replace "url" - it should only replace
"url" for those cases where the URL is the official website for the
tagged feature.
Similarly, the "wikipedia" key should partially replace "url", for those
cases where the URL is a Wikipedia link, and "image" should be used for
URLs of images.

Tobias Knerr

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